South Anchorage High School

13400 Elmore Rd
Anchorage, AK 99516
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
South Anchorage High School serves 1,411 students in grades 9-12.
South Anchorage High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

South Anchorage High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

South Anchorage High School's student population of 1,411 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Rankings

South Anchorage High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Anchorage High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#164 out of 461 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:115:1
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American Indian
5%
23%
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Asian
8%
6%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
66%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
10%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.540.71
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Graduation Rate
95%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Anchorage High School is Service High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Goldenview Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Huffman Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Huffman Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 368 students
    0.7 miles
    12000 Lorraine St
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5650
    0.7 PK-6 368
  • Anchorage Rabbit Creek Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 478 students
    1.0 miles
    13650 Lake Otis Pkwy
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5700
    1 PK-6 478
  • Anchorage Bowman Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 603 students
    1.7 miles
    11700 Gregory Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5600
    1.7 PK-6 603
  • Anchorage Goldenview Middle School Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 706 students
    1.8 miles
    15800 Goldenview Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 348-8626
    1.8 7-8 706
  • Anchorage O'malley Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 304 students
    1.9 miles
    11100 Rockridge Dr
    Anchorage, AK 99516
    (907) 742-5800
    1.9 PK-6 304

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